A Smoky, Then Sweet Lunch

March 26, 2015

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

I recently began shopping on Good Eggs, a grocery delivery service that offers food from local farms and artisan makers. And I've fallen hard for the baked salmon salad they sell -- the baked salmon is mashed with smoked salmon and mayonnaise, need I say more? It's easy to make, but I'm happy to buy it. Good Eggs also features excellent local breads like the buttery Pullman loaf I used to nestle the salmon. To complete the sandwich, I reached for arugula and these pickled mustard seeds from our shop. Dessert was Alice Medrich's Chocolate Pudding and sour cream-whipped cream, leftover from a dinner I'd made for a friend.

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Written by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Shalini March 26, 2015
Yum yum yum!!
Jessica T. August 11, 2015
Hi Amanda! Good Eggs has closed the operations in NY, is a great alternative. I would love to tell you more about it! We are an online farmers market that source all of our products locally and fresh. Plus for every order over $25 we donate a meal to a local pantry or food bank. We source from the best providers: Cascun farms, Norwich Meadows, Invincible Farms, etc. If you are interested, please let me know! My email is [email protected]
Amanda H. August 11, 2015
I'm so glad you left a comment -- thanks for this. I've shared it with colleagues as well!
Jessica T. August 11, 2015
Great! Thanks so much for sharing Amanda! Feel free to forward my information to any of them. I would be happy to answer any questions.